20 Oct 2020

The opening ceremony of “IEEE 1st Annual International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security (ICCWS) 2020” was virtually hosted by National Centre for Cyber Security (NCCS) on 20 October, 2020 at Air University Islamabad.

Federal Minister, Syed Ali Haider Zaidi graced the occasion as chief guest at the event. Speaking on the occasion, the minister said that confidence in security of our digital lives is more and more important. Cyber Security is a prerequisite of a smart nation and a digital economy. He further highlighted that a secure cyber domain contributes to a more stable society, a more stable democracy, and a more stable business environment.

Air Marshal (Retd.) Javaid Ahmed HI (M), Vice Chancellor Air University Islamabad in his inaugural speech welcomed the conference participants from all across the country and abroad. He emphasized that quality cybersecurity education and training was crucial for bridging the gap between shortage of skilled manpower and ever growing sophistication of cybercrimes. He added that international collaborations and industry-academia linkages in the field of cybersecurity were of prime importance for mutual benefits.

Earlier Dr. Kashif Kifayat, Director NCCS gave an overview of the conference and presented the vision, mission and objectives of NCCS and Pakistan Cyber Security Cluster (PCSC). He informed that the Center had so far developed 32 cyber security products/ toolkits, created 27 public / private partnerships, conducted 26 seminars / workshops and published 58 high quality research papers on Cyber Security.

The two days virtual conference will feature prominent keynotes from USA, Turkey, Russia, Belgium, Estonia, and Pakistan. The event will also include CEOs speeches, Tech Talks, Panel Discussions, Workshops and Paper Presentations.

ICCWS-2020 will be one of the biggest events on cyber security. It will offer a great opportunity to students, researchers, industry professionals, and policy makers to learn from the most influential design and development engineers in cyber security domain.